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Date Published: 
June, 2021
Lead Researcher(s): 
Ishtar Govia, PhD
Research Team - Rochelle Amour, Janelle Robinson, Tiffany Palmer, Marissa Stubbs, Ezinne Nwankwo
Thematic Area: 

Before March 2020, the global tourism industry was in a pre-pandemic boom with continued growth projected for the Caribbean region. Categorised as one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world, the tourist industry is acknowledged as a powerful catalyst for Social-economic development. In 2019, the sector contributed, directly and indirectly, a third of the region’s GDP.